Full Review

One Nation

One Nation
NV Pink Lemonade, American

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 7%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

One Nation
NV Pink Lemonade, American

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 7%
Topaz gray color. Curious aromas and flavors of dried lavender and lemon and spiced rhubarb with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet light body and a swift finish revealing accents of lemon verbena and moss with no oak flavor. A boldly earthy and herbal sweet wine best with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried lavender and lemon and spiced rhubarb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lemon verbena and moss
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A boldly earthy and herbal sweet wine best with cheeses.

The Producer

Villari Vineyards

The Producer
1166 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
USA
1 888-495-3330

Sweet Fruit Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.